Charging the Jabra Solemate from a power outlet in Turkmenistan

The WikiConnections guide on how to charge the Jabra Solemate from a Turkmen power outlet by using Type B USB micro connector with a three pin Schuko Type F power adapter, how to charge the Jabra Solemate using a Type B power adapter and charging the Jabra Solemate using a double pin Europlug Type C power adapter

Turkmen power outlet

Complicated frequencies and standards can all be daunting when planning on staying in a foreign country, especially for the first time traveller. However this isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of standards used throughout the world this article shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge the Jabra Solemate . When staying in Turkmenistan the following instructions show how to power the Jabra Solemate by using the Type C, B or F Turkmen 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If visiting Turkmenistan from a different country please ensure your Jabra Solemate can accept a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) check the Jabra Solemate is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from being damaged whilst powering it up.

Ensure you have download version 1.34 or greater of the latest Jabra Solemate firmware from the official Jabra Solemate support site [2]. After you have set up the speaker you can turn off the default 'Solemate is connected' announcements by holding down the Volume down button when turning on the Jabra Solemate until you hear 'Sound prompts off'.

Charging the Jabra Solemate in Turkmenistan

Can you use the Jabra Solemate in Turkmenistan?

You can connect the Jabra Solemate to a Turkmen power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the Jabra Solemate in Turkmenistan?

If you are travelling with more than just your Jabra Solemate and visiting more than one country then the best travel adapter for Turkmenistan is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. Turkmens use three different standards of plug sockets (types C, B and F) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the included plugs over. If your Jabra Solemate can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of USB power adapters, plus compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other adapters having a 4 port charger means you can recharge more than one device at once without needing to buy multiple power chargers on your Turkmen trip or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only packing a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage and convenient for charging your Jabra Solemate at the airport or on the plane. Due to their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets using just a single wall outlet.

If you travel to Turkmenistan we recommend buying this type of versatile travel charger at your preferred electronics retailer - the power adapter illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Turkmenistan

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Turkmenistan and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from North America visiting Turkmenistan.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a flexible 5 USB charging ports. This versatile power strip is compatible with both American plugs and popular plug types A, D,E/F, G, H, I, L and N making it ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Turkmenistan.
What is the best power adapter for recharging the Jabra Solemate in Turkmenistan?

Powering the Jabra Solemate with a Turkmen power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Instructions on how to power the Jabra Solemate with a Turkmen power outlet with USB Type B cord and a Type B USB adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to the Jabra Solemate from a Turkmen power outlet you'll need to use a Type B USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type B USB power adapter into the Turkmen power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the two thin slots parallel to each other for live and neutral blades with a hole below for the longer grounded pin. Please note power cables used with type B outlets which are rated at less that 240 volts shouldn't be used so please check first.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB Type B connector into the bottom of the mains power adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on the Jabra Solemate. The USB charging port can be located on the right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Switch on the Turkmen power outlet.
  5. The battery indicator on the Jabra Solemate will glow red when low, yellow when half full and green when fully charged. Typically the battery will take 2.5 hours to completely charge although this may take longer if you use the Jabra Solemate whilst charging.
Powering the Jabra Solemate with a Turkmen power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Powering the Jabra Solemate with a Turkmen power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using USB type B cable and a Type C USB adapter to power the Jabra Solemate with a Turkmen power outlet.

  1. To power the Jabra Solemate using a Turkmen power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it into the Turkmen power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by two round holes next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB Type B cord into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on the Jabra Solemate. The USB charging port can be located on the right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Switch on the Turkmen power outlet.
  5. The battery indicator on the Jabra Solemate will glow red when low, yellow when half full and green when fully charged. Typically the battery will take 2.5 hours to completely charge although this may take longer if you use the Jabra Solemate whilst charging.
Powering the Jabra Solemate with a Turkmen power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate from a Turkmen power outlet

The WikiConnections guide on how to charge the Jabra Solemate from a Turkmen power outlet by using Type B USB micro connector with a three pin Schuko Type F power adapter.

  1. In order to charge the Jabra Solemate from the Turkmen power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [9] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Insert the Type F USB power adapter into the wall supply. This recessed circular wall outlet can be identified by the two large adjacent holes for live and neutral pins along with a pair of metal grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB charger and the other end into the USB charging port on the Jabra Solemate. The USB charging port can be found to the right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Turn on the Turkmen power outlet.
  5. The battery indicator on the Jabra Solemate will glow red when low, yellow when half full and green when fully charged. Typically the battery will take 2.5 hours to completely charge although this may take longer if you use the Jabra Solemate during the charging process.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate from a Turkmen power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turkmenistan - Turkmen country entry on wikipedia
  2. http://www.jabra.co.uk/supportpages/jabra-solemate#/#100-97100000-60 - official Jabra Solemate support site
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeB.htm - Type B power outlet
  4. Type B USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type B mains power outlet
  5. USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable - Used to connect USB devices which have a USB Mini-B port to computers, power supplies and other devices
  6. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  7. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  9. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet
  10. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters